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Data Series 624

Prepared in cooperation with the Afghanistan Geological Survey under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Cooperation

Topographic and Hydrographic GIS Dataset for the Afghanistan Geological Survey and U.S. Geological Survey 2010 Minerals Project

By P.G. Chirico and T.W. Moran

Figure 1

Figure 1. Map showing the U.S. Geological Survey areas of interest for the 2010 survey. From Peters and others (2007).


This dataset contains a collection of 24 folders, each representing a specific U.S. Geological Survey area of interest (AOI; fig. 1), as well as datasets for AOI subsets. Each folder includes the extent, contours, Digital Elevation Model (DEM), and hydrography of the corresponding AOI, which are organized into feature vector and raster datasets. The dataset comprises a geographic information system (GIS), which is available upon request from the USGS Afghanistan programs Web site (, and the maps of the 24 areas of interest of the USGS AOIs.

First posted August 5, 2011

For additional information contact:
Peter G. Chirico
926A National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr.
Reston, VA 20192

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Suggested citation:

Chirico, P.G., and Moran, T.W., 2011, Topographic and hydrographic GIS dataset for the Afghanistan Geological Survey and U.S. Geological Survey 2010 minerals project: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 624, available only at



Digital Elevation Model


Data Extraction and Modification

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